Poll: 32% Think Press Treats Trump ‘Fairly'

By Emilie Cochran | July 31, 2018 | 10:39am EDT
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According to a new YouGov survey, 41 percent of Americans think the press treats President Donald Trump unfairly, while only 32 percent thinks the press treats Trump fairly.

The survey asked, “How fairly do you think the national press has treated Donald Trump in general?” The respondents answered with either “very fair,” “more fair than unfair,” “about equal,” “more unfair than fair,” or “very unfair.”

The survey found that 14 percent of respondents said the media treat Trump “very fair” and 18 percent said “more fair than unfair.”

On the other hand, 15 percent said Trump is treated “more unfair than fair” by the media, and the most popular response, at 26 percent, said the media have been “very unfair” toward Trump.

Twenty-six percent said the media treat Trump “about equal.”

The survey also asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the job the media has done handling Donald Trump?” Respondents’ choices were: “strongly approve,” “somewhat approve,” somewhat disapprove,” “strongly disapprove” and “no opinion.”

Half (49 percent) disapproved of how the media have handled Trump, with 33 percent strongly disapproving and 16 percent disapproving somewhat.

Thirty-three percent approved, with 13 percent strongly approving and 20 percent somewhat approving of the media’s handling of Trump. Eighteen percent had no opinion.

The survey of 1,500 U.S. adults was conducted July 22-24, 2018.

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